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Land Advisor
Edmonton, Alberta
Contract Position

Our client, a large Pipeline / Oil and Gas organization is looking to hire a LAND ADVISOR to add to their team of subject experts and to work from their Edmonton office.

Job Summary

The Land Advisor will provide Lands & Right-of-Way (ROW) support and advisor services to regional pipeline and facility operations personnel. You will be representing the Company to outside stakeholders along the pipeline Right-Of-Way (ROW) within the operating region of coverage. This includes but not limited to landowners, municipalities, government agencies, conservation authorities, various associations and the general public

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

• Thorough understanding of regional pipeline system, location of facilities, and interactions with third party facilities
• Negotiate compensation and agreements with landowners and 3rd parties with regards to access and maintenance activity on the ROW
• Independently takes responsibility for varied assignments requiring a broad understanding of the field of Lands & ROW as well as knowledge of interrelated effects of the work upon other areas of business
• Problem solves by applying standard procedures, modifications to standard procedures, or using methods developed in previous assignments
• Expected to use awareness of stakeholder relationships as well as broad business and technical knowledge to resolve problems, manage projects, and identify opportunities

Working Relationships

• Manage relationships with landowners within the operating area of coverage. These relationships have a significant impact on the Company’s social license to operate
• Provides Lands and ROW support to Regional Operations, Public Affairs, Environment, Law, Regulatory and project teams as required
• Contacts governmental agencies to obtain permits, applications or complete accuracy of data and other permit information as necessary
• Provides assistance to field employees with land-related issues


•Undergraduate degree or diploma in land management/administration and/or equivalent years of post-secondary education and directly related industry experience
• Fully qualified land professional with a minimum of four years of related right-of-way experience in progressive roles
• Proficient understanding of the legal issues related to land acquisitions and easements in operating area
• Ability to interpret applicable legislation, regulations and processes. Equivalencies considered.
• Must be familiar with, and have the ability to interpret legal plans, legal documentation, titles, deeds and engineering drawings
• Proficient with current information technology including Microsoft Office suite of software, land databases, and geographic information systems (GIS)
• Effective problem solving, project management and decision-making skills
• Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
• Expertise in influencing and negotiating in sensitive situations
• Demonstrated ability to connect with a variety of stakeholders to achieve business goals
• Excellent interpersonal skills and initiative in dealing with a variety of external and internal customers and stakeholders (regulators, lawyers, industry, government, landowners and internal departments)
• Team-oriented, positive attitude, self-driven and able to work independently
• Ability to communicate effectively, show flexible decision making skills and use sound judgement to reach a positive outcome for all parties
• Share our core values of Safety, Integrity and Respect
• Valid Class 5 Drivers License


• Knowledgeable in pipeline maintenance and operations and experience with landowner negotiations
• Professional Designation from the International Right of Way Association and/or equivalent designation and/or other real estate or land related background

Specific details

The incumbent of this role will:

• Provide Lands & Right-of-Way (ROW) support and advisor services to regional pipeline and facility operations personnel
• Act as the primary contact for Landowners on or near the organization’s pipeline easements and facilities building strong collaborative relationships and resolving landowner concerns and inquiries
• Responsible for landowner notification and agreements for all regional operations activity, approval, and special conditions for activities conducted on private or Crown/Public lands
• Lead coordinating role for all Lands & ROW matters pertaining to the pipeline right-of-way which includes leading the negotiations & settlement with landowners/public agencies
• Be accountable for documenting and supporting land related issues, management and disposal of Land/Land Rights, mitigating negative environmental impact, public relations with private and corporate landowners & tenants, negotiation of damage claims, and interface with Regulatory Agencies
• Represent the Company to outside stakeholders along the pipeline ROW within the operating region of coverage. This includes but not limited to landowners, municipalities, government agencies, conservation authorities, various associations and the general public.

Specific Accountabilities

• Accountable to provide Lands & ROW support services for the ongoing pipeline operations and maintenance activities within the region
• Accountable for the investigation of land related concerns (such as damage claims, encroachment/land use monitoring, contamination/reclamation activities, drainage improvements etc.) to resolve and administer compensation settlements resulting from construction and maintenance activities
• Follows up on lands related concerns by coordinating between land owners and 3rd party Land Consultants as needed
• Coordinates land activities by utilizing the Geographic Information System (GIS) tools to gather landowner data and contact points for the Regional Engagement Plan and Public Awareness Programs
• Coordination of ROW activities in compliance with Provincial/Federal Laws, Acts and Regulations and Organization policies and procedures
• Prepare, record and ensure regulatory compliance on land related legal interests; such as surface and sub-surface leases, farm leases, easements, permits, and construction related agreements with stakeholders and third party companies
• Responsible to support the research, development, revision, proofreading and commissioning of ROW related legal documents and miscellaneous assignments as required
• Prepare and coordinate landowner notifications and communication
• Coordinate land activities with various internal and external stakeholder groups such as Operations, Projects, Law, Environment, Public Affairs and Regulatory
• Provides quality assurance role to ensure consistency in treatment of Land Stakeholders
• Coordinates with Engineering, Purchasing and Law to monitor land contracts and work authorizations
• Maintains required security and confidentiality of information created or encountered in the performance of duties
• Supports Regional Engagement initiatives including delivering the public awareness education to landowners, municipalities, local contractors, emergency responders and other stakeholders as required

If this sound like the right role for you and you are confident at what you bring to the table, apply now!

Please note: All candidates are subject to Background, Reference, Drug and Alcohol test, and other checks.

Although we appreciate all applications, only those that meet the minimum job qualifications will be considered for this role. We thank you all for your interest.

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Interested candidate is also encouraged to submit a copy of updated resume to Resource Manager, Geraldine Valiarayil at, with the Job Order Number / Position Name in the subject line outlining how you meet the qualifications required for the job.
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